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and film club. pbs.org. this program is available on dvd. to order, visit shoppbs.org, or call us at 1-800-play-pbs. captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org masterpiece is made possible by contributions to your pbs station from: host: coming up on chesapeake collectibles ... guest: he had quite a history. he was with mcclellan when they crossed into virginia, and was wounded at chancellorsville. i still have the bullets out of his leg. appraiser: most significant libraries would want a copy of almost any book. in fact, even the library of congress apparently doesn't have this. appraiser: what's like the most you paid for some of these pieces? guest: you know, anywhere from $1 to $20, but the average piece is maybe $3 to $5. [ trolley bell rings ] [ horse hooves clopping ] [ train whistle blows ] [ steam rises ] announcer: chesapeake collectibles is made possible in part by the mpt new initiatives fund founded by irene & edward h. kaplan. major funding is also provided by aarp. jeff gordon: for some this line is a convenience. but for oth
pbs station from viewers like you. attenborough: for me, as for countless others, the natural world is the greatest of all treasures, and yet in my lifetime we have damaged it more severely than in the whole of the rest of human history. indeed, significant parts of it now are in danger of total destruction. when i first came to borneo in 1956, the rainforest stretched unbroken on either side of the river for hundreds of miles. today, it's very different. just beyond the trees lining the river bank, there is nothing but oil palm plantations, and the forest and all the rich variety of animals and plants that it had once contained, has been destroyed. and yet, as we have transformed the natural world, so our attitudes towards it have changed fundamentally. again and again, i have seen the impoverishment and desolation caused by the way we have ruthlessly taken what we want from the land, no matter what the cost. but i have also seen how the natural world, given just the slightest chance, can manage to survive. and i have met the far-sighted and dedicated conservationists who've labore
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